Resources

Supporting Older Adults through Coronavirus: Ideas from Experts and Leaders Across NYC

Report

New York’s growing older adult population is facing unprecedented barriers accessing meals, groceries, medicine, and support services, and new levels of social isolation brought on by the novel coronavirus. CUF asked nearly two dozen experts …

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Museums and Creative Aging: A Healthful Partnership

Report

From the AAM website: This landmark report commissioned by the American Alliance of Museums and written by Marjorie Schwarzer is a call to action for museums to change the narrative about what it means to …

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Building Bridges Across Age and Cognitive Barriers Through Art: College Students’ Reflections on an Intergenerational Program With Elders Who Have Dementia

via Journal of Intergenerational Relationships   |   Research and Study

From the abstract: The positive impact of intergenerational service learning experience on college students’ academic and personal development is well documented. However, it is not clear whether students engaged in such programs with elders who …

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Building Creative Aging Ideas Worksheet

Toolkit

This tool was designed for teaching artists’ use this tool when assessing their interest in working with older adults, the assets and skills they may employ to teach them, and curricular adaptations they might need …

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Adapting Creative Aging Course Design for Remote Program Delivery

Toolkit

In 2020 Lifetime Arts has developed a series of recommendations designed to assist teaching artists and programming organizations who are considering offering remote classes. This resource addresses topics such as: determining art form appropriate class …

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Yo, Is This Ageist?

Columns and Blog

From the blog: A shameless imitation of the excellent yoisthisracist blog. Ageism is the last frontier. I’m writing about this stuff at This Chair Rocks.

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Aging and Gender in Literature: Studies in Creativity

Book and Chapter

From WorldCat’s description: By adding consideration of age to that of race, gender, and class, this volume seeks to show how growing older affects literary creativity and psychological development, and to examine how individual writing …

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Telling Stories: Aging, Reminiscence, and the Life Review

via Telling Stories   |   Presentation and Talks

From the website: Kathleen Woodward explores the workings of reminiscence and of life review—one fragmentary, the other totalizing—and their importance, what they have to offer to a life as it passes into old age. Reminiscing …

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With Exercise, It Can Stretch—Not Hobble—To 70

via The Washington Times   |   Article and Blog Post

From the article: Good mental and physical exercises are thought to help with brain functioning as we age. But the devil is in the details and inside the brain itself, which has a mind of …

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Which Is Worse, Being Lonely or Just Being Alone?

via AARP Blog   |   Article and Blog Post

From the article: The researchers at University College London knew from previous studies that both isolation and loneliness raised a person’s risk of death. What they wanted to see was whether one condition – or …

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